January 5, 2002


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Have the official (officious?) people who make it their job to declare years “The Year of” any fool thing that comes to mind done the right thing yet? Have they declared 2002 “The Year of the Palindrome”? I’ve been thinking about palindromes ever since I heard an announcer on CKUA radio talking about them. A palindrome is a word or sentence which reads the same whether you’re reading from right to left or from left to right. “Race car,” for instance, is a palindrome, as is “A Toyota.” Here are some classic palindromes:

“No, sir! Away! A papaya war is on!” 

“Doc, note: I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.”

“A man, a plan, a canal: Panama!”

“Go hang a salami; I’m a lasagna hog!”

You are, of course, welcome to post your favourite palindromes in the comments. And till next time, all I can say is, “So, Ida. Adios!”

Posted by John Barach @ 12:10 pm | Discuss (0)

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